Announcement: Collaboration with Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine

We are very happy to announce that selected poems from the ten-year history of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (2007-2017) will be included in a special section in the December 2017 issue of the Hong Kong-based print poetry magazine, Voice & Verse. This collaboration, the first of its kind, celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Cha. The poems selected will be the editors’ favourites from the past ten years, … Continue reading Announcement: Collaboration with Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine

Cha’s March 2013 Issue (#20) Launch Reading at AWP

There will be a launch reading for the March 2013 issue of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal at AWP. The event will be hosted by guest editors Kaitlin Solimine and Marc Vincenz and co-hosted by the Fairbank Center forChinese Studies at Harvard University. Feature readings by past and current Cha contributors Eleanor Goodman, Bill Lantry, Kim Liao, Mai Mang (Yibing Huang), Tracy Slater, Marc Vincenz, and Nicholas YB Wong.  [Facebook event page] Continue reading Cha’s March 2013 Issue (#20) Launch Reading at AWP

New updates on 4 Cha contributors: Duo Duo, Yibing Huang, Marc Vincenz and Michael O’Sullivan

Duo Duo and Yibing Huang Duo Duo‘s 2010 Neustadt Prize Lecture “This Is the Reason We Persevere” is now made available! This lecture was translated from the Chinese into English by Yibing Huang (Mai Mang), who was guest editor of “The China Issue” of Cha. In this lecture, Duo Duo said: ‘‎Even as I speak, remnants of the 1970s still resound, and contain every echo of … Continue reading New updates on 4 Cha contributors: Duo Duo, Yibing Huang, Marc Vincenz and Michael O’Sullivan

The Chinese Curse

originally posted here THE CHINESE CURSE “May you live in interesting times.” Thus goes the first part of the famous Chinese curse, or at least the curse commonly attributed to the Chinese. Like all good curses at first sight it could be mistaken as a blessing. This curse has, in fact, long been granted to and put upon Chinese writers and artists: they have certainly … Continue reading The Chinese Curse

Into East River(s): Chinese / American Artists and Asian American Poets

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011 Time: 4PM to 8PM Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floorbetween 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan Free Admission – Limited Space, Registration RequiredTo register, please call 212-869-0182.  For thousands of years, rivers – both East and West – have been used as a source of food and drinking, for energy, and for navigation. Culturally and politically, rivers have also been used to delineate the … Continue reading Into East River(s): Chinese / American Artists and Asian American Poets

First Peoples, Plural — Yibing Huang and Craig Santos Perez

– Read Yibing Huang’s (pen name: Mai Mang) “Four Poems on River” and Craig Santos Perez’s “Postterrain 3” and “Postterrain 4” in the First Peoples, Plural section of the new issue of Drunken Boat. – Read Yibing Huang’s Cha profile. Craig Santos Perez’s review was been published in issue #9 of Cha. – Continue reading First Peoples, Plural — Yibing Huang and Craig Santos Perez

How did you select Yibing Huang to be your guest editor? And why?

How did you select Yibing Huang to be your guest editor? And why? I first met Yibing through a mutual friend of ours, Professor Russell Leong. I was taking an informal creative writing class with Russell, and he introduced the students to Yibing. Since then, I have been impressed by Yibing’s work and he has even contributed two poems to Cha. I felt like his … Continue reading How did you select Yibing Huang to be your guest editor? And why?

Cha is in The China Daily

Back in August (Sunday 29th August), I was contacted by China Daily. Today, finally, there is an article on Cha in the paper [Link]. China Daily is the only official English-language national newspaper in China. The article also appears in their US Edition. Unfortunately, they made one typo which completely changed the meaning of one of my quotes. The quote reads: “I am sure that we will see … Continue reading Cha is in The China Daily